Build balanced strength, better posture, and a more impressive physique
Most guys don’t give their back muscles nearly as much attention as they do their chests.
That’s a shame, because this skewed training strategy causes muscle imbalances that can lead to poor posture, shoulder injuries, and even plateaued gains on chest exercises like the bench press.
The obvious solution: Balance out your training. The exercise combination demonstrated in the video above by Men’s Health Australia Fitness Advisor Cam Byrnes is a great place to start.
You’ll do pushups for your chest (and shoulders, triceps, traps, and core), and barbell rows for your back. Put them together in the protocol below for well-rounded strength and a massive upper-body pump.
Directions: Perform 5 barbell rows. Lower the barbell to the ground and immediately do 5 pushups.
That’s 1 round. Do 5 rounds without resting.